2016 is upon us and if you are looking to eat healthier, this teriyaki salmon is a great start! A whole salmon filet is marinated in a healthier teriyaki sauce then broiled that makes for a moist and flaky fish. My new, healthy, go-to meal and it will be come yours.
This is a healthy teriyaki sauce with just 4 ingredients and sweetened with honey, because we know homemade is always best. The salmon is marinated for at least 1 hour in the teriyaki sauce. This gives a chance for all the flavors to permeate throughout the meat of the fish instead of just have all the flavor on the top. I used a whole filet of salmon then cut it into 3 to 4 ounce portions so I have leftovers for lunch. No time to marinate? No problem! The salmon will be just as delicious and be on the table in no time without it.
Served with a side roasted beets and you’ve got yourself a very healthy dinner. Now doesn’t that want you to start healthy eating?
- 1/3 cup soy sauce
- 1/3 cup mirin
- 2 tablespoons honey
- 1 teaspoon freshly grated ginger
- 1 garlic clove grated
- 1- 12 ounce salmon fillet
- 1 teaspoon corn starch
- 1 teaspoon fresh dill finely chopped for garnish
To a mixing bowl add the soy sauce, mirin, honey, ginger and garlic. Whisk to mix well.
Add half to a ziptop bag or bowl and submerge the salmon, marinate for 1 hour.
Place the top shelf of oven 6 inches from the top and preheat the broiler.
Remove the salmon from the bag and pat dry. Discard the marinade.
To the remaining marinade. whisk in corn starch until dissolved.
Microwave for 1 minute until thickened.
Place the salmon skin side down onto a baking sheet covered with parchment paper or foil.
Brush a little of the thickened marinade onto the salmon.
Broil for 2 minutes and brush more marinade onto the salmon and return to the broiler for 5 more minutes.
Finish with remaining sauce.